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Hungary: Lack of skilled workforce slows down digitalization

Digitalization

Hungary: Lack of skilled workforce slows down digitalization

Hungarian enterprises have not managed to improve their digitization scores. However, there are more complex interpretations of this process today. People are increasingly of the opinion that digitization represents a competitive advantage on the market. read...

Bosch Rexroth Hungary: We are automation

Automation

Bosch Rexroth Hungary: We are automation

The development and production of electric drives and controls has undergone a dramatic evolution during the past year within the automation industry. We have spoken to Sándor Volosinovszki, commercial manager of Bosch Rexroth Kft. about this change, as well as the new products and software that provide support for the industry. read...

Poland: Record steel production and consumption

Steel market

Poland: Record steel production and consumption

Last year, the steelworks operating on the Polish market produced a total of 10.3 million tonnes of raw steel, which translates into a growth of almost 15% in the production of this material compared to 2016. read...

Hungary: Automobile industry developments

Market insights

Hungary: Automobile industry developments

During the past two weeks, two important announcements were made regarding the Hungarian automobile industry. On one hand, the vehicle factory of Audi Hungaria Zrt. located in Győr has started the serial production of electric engines, and on the other hand, it was revealed to no little surprise that BMW is constructing a factory in Debrecen. read...

Strong position of Poland’s automotive producers

Automotive parts market

Strong position of Poland’s automotive producers

Even though Poland is not Europe’s leader in car production, it is second to none in the Central-Eastern region of Europe in terms of producing automotive parts and components. Poland’s automotive industry produces approx. 8% of GDP (gross domestic product) and constitutes 13% of the country’s total exports. According to the KPMG, it employs close to 1.1 million people. read...

Czech Republic runs out of skilled workers during the boom

Skills shortage

Czech Republic runs out of skilled workers during the boom

The battle for the best minds and hands in the Czech Republic is intensifying. On the one hand, in view of the good economic situation, skilled workers are in demand everywhere, on the other hand, vocational training is below the requirements of companies. read...

Poland: Modern weaponry

Defence industry

Poland: Modern weaponry

The purchase of the American medium-range air and missile defence system will allow Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa to obtain the technology ultimately allowing the company to manufacture approximately 90% of components for launchers of these missiles. However, the Polish defence system still needs investments which would make it more competitive on the global market. read...

Poland: Current situation and prospects of the processing machines market

Market insight

Poland: Current situation and prospects of the processing machines market

Universal processing machines, until recently quite popular, are slowly being replaced by intelligent and customised machines, adapted to work in future smart factory environments. To make such a production formula competitive, far reaching automation and digitisation of businesses is required. This challenge will also apply to the Polish suppliers of processing machines. read...

German Companies in Central and Eastern Europe

Economy

German Companies in Central and Eastern Europe

A survey conducted by German chambers of foreign commerce conducted in 15 countries has revealed that German companies operating in the Central and East European region are feeling economically sound. read...

Poland: Good prospects versus barriers to growth

Chemical industry

Poland: Good prospects versus barriers to growth

The chemical industry plays a big role not only in everyday life but also in the majority of production processes of various industries. It has blossomed over the last few years which is confirmed by the growing statistics of the production volume. However, there are also barriers to the development of the chemical industry. read...

Hungary: More flexible dual training

Education

Hungary: More flexible dual training

Dual training is no panacea, but is at the same time an important component in future university graduates gaining real marketable knowledge during their studies, according to Dr László Ábrahám, managing director of NI Hungary Kft., president of the association Együtt a Jövő Mérnökeiért Szövetség (EJMSZ, Together for the Engineers of the Future). read...

Hungary: 3D-printed railway braking systems

Additive manufacturing

Hungary: 3D-printed railway braking systems

The railway business unit of the Knorr-Bremse Group has launched a test of introducing 3D metal printing in Budapest. The company expects that the new technology will lead to a significant decrease in the manufacturing time of prototypes, individual manufacturing tools, and spare parts. read...

Poland: Tool industry on the plus

Market insight

Poland: Tool industry on the plus

Very good economic situation of Poland’s economy, including the growing sales of industries such as machine, metal or automobile is in direct proportion to the growing demand for machine processing tools. It is a very good period for tool manufacturers which should be seized by them to increase competitiveness and investment in new technologies. read...

Poland: Tools and processing sectors come together at Innoform

Event preciew

Poland: Tools and processing sectors come together at Innoform

The second edition of Innoform will be showcase the latest materials, processes and technologies in the tools and processing sectors over three days from 24-26 April at Bygoszoz, Poland. read...

Industry 4.0 Center at the University

Event preview

Industry 4.0 Center at the University

The Industry 4.0 Technological Center is to be opened at the Budapest Technical University (BME) in April, offering a demo of key trends to professional visitors. read...

Poland: Good results of the automotive industry

Industry report

Poland: Good results of the automotive industry

Even though Poland is yet to have its own car brand, the automotive industry is a very important part of the Polish industry which gives impetus to the whole Polish economy. The country is an important player in the European Union as a supplier of car parts, engines as well as cars. read...

Bulgaria: Recruitment problems slow the industry

Lack of Experts

Bulgaria: Recruitment problems slow the industry

Eleven years after its accession to the EU, Bulgaria faces a political challenge; in the first half of 2018, it holds the EU presidency for the first time. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov wishes to use the presidency to drive the EU integration of the entire region of South-Eastern Europe. read...

Hungary: Historic changes in the automotive industry

Conference

Hungary: Historic changes in the automotive industry

Currently, it is not the electric automobiles that are expensive, but rather the production of batteries. This was one of the conclusions drawn at the Budapest automotive conference titled “Shifting Gears in the Automotive Industry”. read...

Poland: Industry slightly in the black

Agricultural machinery market

Poland: Industry slightly in the black

It is also the agricultural industry where production automation emerges, but in the case of Poland, this process is progressing slowly. In the past year, especially in its second half, the demand for automation of agricultural production increased, however, the growth rate was too small to speak of a breakthrough in this market segment. However, there have been symptoms emerging recently to see the early 2018 with more optimism. read...

Hungary: Beginning of a new era at Audi

Electric vehicles

Hungary: Beginning of a new era at Audi

Audi Hungaria is preparing for the newest age of the history of the company: the serial production of e-motors will start in Győr in 2018 – as announced to press. The first pieces of production machinery have already been integrated into the manufacturing process. read...

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